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Five Accommodations Around Arashiyama, Kyoto with High Internet Ratings

The popular tourist destination of Arashiyama in Kyoto is surrounded by nature and has many historic shrines and temples. Here are five hotels and ryokan in Arashiyama with very favorable reviews on Internet websites.

1. Hoshinoya Kyoto

This is a ryokan in Arashiyama managed by the Japanese luxury hotel chain, Hoshinoya, which is dedicated to offering an experience that is absolutely removed from the everyday. The entrance to the ryokan is accessed by a small boat boarded at a boat landing. Here, you can relax in a quiet space away from the bustle of a city full of tourists. The building was renovated from a ryokan that was built 100 years ago. It is modernized but retains the charm of traditional Japanese architecture. Each guest room has a view of the stream and you can enjoy the beautiful seasonal scenery unfolding outside your windows.

1. Hoshinoya Kyoto

11-2 Arashiyama Genrokuzan-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto

2. Arashiyama Benkei

This is a culinary ryokan in a great location on the banks of Katsuragawa River to the east of Togetsukyo Bridge, with a view of the verdant Arashiyama mountains in front. The building surrounding a courtyard is built in the sukiya-zukuri style (a Japanese architectural style that incorporates elements of rooms in which tea ceremonies are held) has ten guest rooms, each with a unique design. Included is a guest room with a private panoramic cypress bath where you can enjoy an onsen with a beautiful view in a private space. Dinner is a kyo-kaiseki course (course meals served at tea ceremonies) that changes every month. Outstanding dishes made using Kyoto vegetables and seasonal ingredients are served in the guest rooms. The water in the large shared bath and open air baths is from Arashiyama onsen, which is said to beautify the skin, so take your time to relax and enjoy it.

2. Arashiyama Benkei

34 Sagatenryuji Susukinobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

3. Togetsutei

This is a historic culinary ryokan established in 1897 located at the south end of Togetsukyo Bridge. It is a place where you can enjoy a luxurious time with gracious services and tasty seasonal food. Dinner is a traditional kyo-kaiseki course (course meals served at banquets) that highlights the chef's skills. A variety of dishes made carefully using seasonal ingredients are served in beautiful tableware. In accordance with the traditional style of serving in a ryokan, both breakfast and dinner are served in the guest rooms. This is an accommodation where you can enjoy all the details, from the room design to the decorative scrolls and ikebana flower arrangements.

3. Togetsutei

54-4 Nakaoshita-cho Arashiyama Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

4. Kyoto Ryokan Yamazaki

This is a quiet ryokan that is slightly out of the way, 6km north of Arashiyama. It is in a scenic location where you can enjoy the beauty of the Japanese seasons from cherry blossoms in the spring to fresh greenery in the summer, colorful foliage in the fall, and snow in the winter. The serene tranquility of the authentic Japanese guest rooms is also an appeal. The restaurant on the grounds serves complete kaiseki course meals as well as sushi, tempura, and soba. There, you can savor tasty dishes while enjoying the views of a carefully manicured Japanese garden.

4. Kyoto Ryokan Yamazaki

13 Umegahata Takahana-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

5. Hotel Binario Saga Arashiyama

This is a hotel in the sign language training center, Community Sagano. One minute on foot from JR Saga Arashiyama Station, it is convenient as a sightseeing base. The building incorporates the principles of universal design so that everyone can enjoy themselves without worry. The guest rooms include western-style rooms with Simmons beds that are designed for quality sleep and Japanese-style rooms where you can take off your shoes and relax. The hotel offers a choice of plans, ranging from plans with luxurious kaiseki course meals to reasonably priced overnight stay without meals.

5. Hotel Binario Saga Arashiyama

3-4 Sagatenryuji Hiromichi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

It's your choice whether you want to pamper yourself at a luxurious inn or keep your accommodation costs low to spend on tourist sites. We hope you will try an accommodation that suits your budget and travel objectives.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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